Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

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Darlene Violas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Each day should begin with mindfulness and gratitudes. In my practice I utilize a collaborative and empathetic approach to assist individuals and families to effectively work through issues that one is experiencing. We will explore issues that interfere with your life and work together to make the changes that will lead you to a life you deserve.
Each day should begin with mindfulness and gratitudes. In my practice I utilize a collaborative and empathetic approach to assist individuals and families to effectively work through issues that one is experiencing. We will explore issues that interfere with your life and work together to make the changes that will lead you to a life you deserve.
(949) 541-0272 View (949) 541-0272
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Balance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
Thank you for checking out my practice, I'm genuinely glad you've found your way here. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, know that you don't have to go it alone.
Thank you for checking out my practice, I'm genuinely glad you've found your way here. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, know that you don't have to go it alone.
(949) 749-5698 View (949) 749-5698
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Kirk Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468 View (949) 347-5468
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Irene Alvarez de Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Are you tired of hiding your pain while trying to fulfil your daily responsibilities? Is anxiety or depression keeping you from living the life that you once envisioned? Are you going through a difficult life transitions or experiencing conflict in your relationships? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Life has many turns and detours, and we often feel hopeless, lost, and confused. Because we tend to isolate when feeling helpless or depressed, our lack of support aggravates the way we feel. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your story. I’m here to listen!
Are you tired of hiding your pain while trying to fulfil your daily responsibilities? Is anxiety or depression keeping you from living the life that you once envisioned? Are you going through a difficult life transitions or experiencing conflict in your relationships? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Life has many turns and detours, and we often feel hopeless, lost, and confused. Because we tend to isolate when feeling helpless or depressed, our lack of support aggravates the way we feel. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your story. I’m here to listen!
(949) 997-2899 View (949) 997-2899
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Shelly Short
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hi there, I'm Shelly, an experienced licensed marriage and family therapist. I facilitate and guide clients through their emotional growth and healing process. I am open-minded, solution-focused, and goal-oriented. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that works to heal mental, emotional, and behavioral issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, addiction, codependency and relationship problems. In addition to EMDR, I use CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Techniques.
Hi there, I'm Shelly, an experienced licensed marriage and family therapist. I facilitate and guide clients through their emotional growth and healing process. I am open-minded, solution-focused, and goal-oriented. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that works to heal mental, emotional, and behavioral issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, addiction, codependency and relationship problems. In addition to EMDR, I use CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Techniques.
(949) 997-2989 View (949) 997-2989
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GT Healthcare
Pre-Licensed Professional, PCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Are racing thoughts keeping you up night? Tired of ER visits from panic attacks? Struggling to focus or pay attention? Feeling overwhelmed in crowds? Overall lack of motivation or energy? Do your emotions feel like a rollercoaster? Spending more time on hold or waitlists instead of getting the card you need? Take the first step and Book a consultation today - leave the rest up to us! Every client gets a personal concierge and other exclusive benefits. Schedule to learn more. All inclusive mental health, therapy, primary care + more. Appointments available 7 days per week for returning clients. Every client gets a personal concierge.
Are racing thoughts keeping you up night? Tired of ER visits from panic attacks? Struggling to focus or pay attention? Feeling overwhelmed in crowds? Overall lack of motivation or energy? Do your emotions feel like a rollercoaster? Spending more time on hold or waitlists instead of getting the card you need? Take the first step and Book a consultation today - leave the rest up to us! Every client gets a personal concierge and other exclusive benefits. Schedule to learn more. All inclusive mental health, therapy, primary care + more. Appointments available 7 days per week for returning clients. Every client gets a personal concierge.
(949) 390-6479 View (949) 390-6479
Marianne Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
I welcome contact with you. I am a seasoned psychologist who enjoys helping people walk thru difficult times in their lives. Right now most of the people I talk with are addressing covid related concerns such as dealing with uncertainty, new directions, relationship stress, anxiety, and self-care. Professionally, I have worked in a university setting (including the medical school) and now have the luxury of providing virtual/on-line sessions. Though I have worked primarily with young adults, I treasure being there for adults of all ages.
I welcome contact with you. I am a seasoned psychologist who enjoys helping people walk thru difficult times in their lives. Right now most of the people I talk with are addressing covid related concerns such as dealing with uncertainty, new directions, relationship stress, anxiety, and self-care. Professionally, I have worked in a university setting (including the medical school) and now have the luxury of providing virtual/on-line sessions. Though I have worked primarily with young adults, I treasure being there for adults of all ages.
(949) 390-5644 View (949) 390-5644
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Kathleen A Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The challenges of life, when met with consciousness, help us grow into our full potential. I empower you to transform trauma, fear and anxiety; to shed limiting beliefs; to break patterns and habits that no longer serve; and to give expression to all that lives within you. I provide a safe environment for emotional healing, personal transformation and spiritual discovery. My work is rooted in depth psychology, the conscious feminine, life path mentoring, shamanism, and spiritual practices.
The challenges of life, when met with consciousness, help us grow into our full potential. I empower you to transform trauma, fear and anxiety; to shed limiting beliefs; to break patterns and habits that no longer serve; and to give expression to all that lives within you. I provide a safe environment for emotional healing, personal transformation and spiritual discovery. My work is rooted in depth psychology, the conscious feminine, life path mentoring, shamanism, and spiritual practices.
(949) 541-8674 View (949) 541-8674
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Kimberly Picchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
I understand getting the help you need can be hard. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
I understand getting the help you need can be hard. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
(408) 583-5942 View (408) 583-5942
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Jodi Brekhus
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern under the clinical supervision of Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT-S 102308. If you are struggling and feel stuck or dissatisfied in your life, or if your emotions are overwhelming you, or if you feel disappointed and sad a lot of the time, please reach out. I'll provide you with a safe space to share your concerns and we'll work together to improve your situation. I primarily offer Telehealth sessions and I am also available to hold outdoor therapy sessions on the coastal areas in southwest Orange County.
Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern under the clinical supervision of Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT-S 102308. If you are struggling and feel stuck or dissatisfied in your life, or if your emotions are overwhelming you, or if you feel disappointed and sad a lot of the time, please reach out. I'll provide you with a safe space to share your concerns and we'll work together to improve your situation. I primarily offer Telehealth sessions and I am also available to hold outdoor therapy sessions on the coastal areas in southwest Orange County.
(530) 869-6186 View (530) 869-6186
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Alexandria Bekele
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, CATC VI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When thinking about how to introduce myself, I invariably return to what I personally require when choosing a therapist – genuine commitment, personal sincerity, and clinical expertise. I'm dedicated to the core belief that a good therapist is one who gently guides a client to uncover the emotional stumbling blocks causing anxiety, pain, or inertia so that the person can move forward in life. My therapeutic style exudes compassion, while equally engaging in honest, candid conversations to uncover the personal pain points, challenges, and stressors that bring a client to therapy.
When thinking about how to introduce myself, I invariably return to what I personally require when choosing a therapist – genuine commitment, personal sincerity, and clinical expertise. I'm dedicated to the core belief that a good therapist is one who gently guides a client to uncover the emotional stumbling blocks causing anxiety, pain, or inertia so that the person can move forward in life. My therapeutic style exudes compassion, while equally engaging in honest, candid conversations to uncover the personal pain points, challenges, and stressors that bring a client to therapy.
(949) 868-9558 View (949) 868-9558
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Thomas Conklin
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I help adults and adolescents coping with disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance misuse. Together, we work to reduce the symptoms of these disorders while gaining insight on the causes underlying them. I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and adult attachment. I also have published work on social and emotional intelligence and conducted research on addictions. My passion is to help my clients to become the best possible versions of themselves.
I help adults and adolescents coping with disorders such as anxiety, depression, and substance misuse. Together, we work to reduce the symptoms of these disorders while gaining insight on the causes underlying them. I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and adult attachment. I also have published work on social and emotional intelligence and conducted research on addictions. My passion is to help my clients to become the best possible versions of themselves.
(848) 278-7148 View (848) 278-7148
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Ari Novick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. We have locations in Orange and Santa Cruz County.
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. We have locations in Orange and Santa Cruz County.
(949) 214-4801 View (949) 214-4801
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Kathleen (Kay) Wenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Do you feel out of balance in your life? Having conflicts with important relationships; anxiety about the future; regrets about the past? Feeling as though life is passing you by and the joy you once felt isn't there anymore? Let me help you restore balance and happiness in your life and relationships. I am an experienced, skilled licensed counselor and psychology educator and want to help you regain your life, and live it to the fullest. If you are looking for a better life, or just want to resolve a problem that has you stumped, I can help.
Do you feel out of balance in your life? Having conflicts with important relationships; anxiety about the future; regrets about the past? Feeling as though life is passing you by and the joy you once felt isn't there anymore? Let me help you restore balance and happiness in your life and relationships. I am an experienced, skilled licensed counselor and psychology educator and want to help you regain your life, and live it to the fullest. If you are looking for a better life, or just want to resolve a problem that has you stumped, I can help.
(949) 658-3771 View (949) 658-3771
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Aimie Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PPSC
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
(714) 482-6321 View (714) 482-6321
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Mary Herzog
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
(949) 910-9344 View (949) 910-9344
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Jody Spellmeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
(714) 793-0733 View (714) 793-0733
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Andrea D Schoon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, , LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
(714) 942-4091 View (714) 942-4091
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Jean Wolfe Powers Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMC, ACC
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
My extensive work with trauma, grief, and loss has earned worldwide attention spanning across four decades. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and International Certified Life Coach, I work with individuals, families, and groups to transform mental and emotional challenges into experiences of thriving health and well-being. My early career defining work began in the 80’s alongside John Bradshaw and focused on addiction, recovery, and codependency. Together with a team of cutting-edge psychotherapists, I developed groundbreaking techniques for understanding trauma: when it starts, how it affects the brain, and how to heal.
My extensive work with trauma, grief, and loss has earned worldwide attention spanning across four decades. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and International Certified Life Coach, I work with individuals, families, and groups to transform mental and emotional challenges into experiences of thriving health and well-being. My early career defining work began in the 80’s alongside John Bradshaw and focused on addiction, recovery, and codependency. Together with a team of cutting-edge psychotherapists, I developed groundbreaking techniques for understanding trauma: when it starts, how it affects the brain, and how to heal.
(805) 283-6695 View (805) 283-6695
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Larry Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
Areas I Can Help You With. Gain more control of your life. Put the past behind you. Stop destructive habits. Let go of your anger, sadness and anxiety. Make work rewarding and life more satisfying. Get moving again and feel like you are living up to your potential.
Areas I Can Help You With. Gain more control of your life. Put the past behind you. Stop destructive habits. Let go of your anger, sadness and anxiety. Make work rewarding and life more satisfying. Get moving again and feel like you are living up to your potential.
(949) 401-7067 View (949) 401-7067

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Number of Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laguna Beach?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.